I would like to suggest something for the F1 2018 game (or futher editions) regarding to the mirror position while using the cockpit view.
I'm probably one of the few that prefer the cockpit view cam above the TV pod cam while playing F1 2017 (except for some tracks where I do use TV pod, but i.e. Canada I use cockpit view.). Furthermore, For me the Mercedes is the car I like to drive the most, but it has one main disadvantage for me, and that is the position of the mirrors. Mercedes is one of those few cars (together with Ferrari, Williams and McLaren) that has its mirrors very far away from the side of the cockpit. I use a single monitor with the normal format 16:9 (so no widescreen), which means that for decent levels of the FOV value (I do not want to go beyond 0.25 because that makes the view very annoying to me) the mirrors get (partially) outside my screen, while other cars like the RedBull or the Force India do not have this problem.
To further explain, I included some pictures of the cockpit view with FOV lever 0.25 to show the mirrors:
Here you clearly see that the mirrors the Force India are better visible than the mirrors of for example the mercedes. Therefore when I race with cockpit view, I prefer to use the RedBull or the Force India for example because I think the mirrors are useful while racing wheel to wheel (especially in league races).
Now with the 2018 season and its introduction of the HALO, a lot of teams have gon the the mirror position quite far away from the cockpit. And with my previous story, this probably becomes a problem for me in the F1 2018 game. I don't have the beta (unfortunately) so i have not been able to check it myself, but based on screenshots from other places, the mirrors of more cars are indeed pretty far away. Therefore it would be necessary to turn up the FOV level to high values in order to fully see the mirrors in cockpit view. But especially with the HALO now, this can result in a very annoying view for people with a singla 16:9 monitor, as already can be seen on screenshots of the Ferrari and the Force India:
Now in one of the very first previews of the Sauber at Monaco, we saw a model for the mirrors very close to the cockpit view as shown in the screen below, while in more recent pictures, it was visible that also the Sauber has its mirror far away (as it is in real life of course).
Now we all know that the game has already the option to turn off the middle bar of the HALO while in cockpit view (I for now assume that this option alters the model of the car and not by turning off textures). I think this sort of option could also be very good for the mirrors in cockpit view. Therefore this is my suggestion:An option in the settings where you can choose the mirror model while in cockpit view between "original" and "alternative"
. Where the original has its mirror as it was modelled originally, and the alternative where the mirrors are much closed to the cockpit and therefore much more visible from the cockpit for lower values of FOV (Just like RedBull and Force India of F1 2017, or the mirrors of the Sauber as in the screen above).Of course I know this suggestion is very late towards the release date and it is probably impossible to get it in the game, but I hope you will think about this suggestion and try to implement it in an update for the new game or implement it in future games like F1 2019.